MEI Conlux to release software updates for new coins
September 27, 2011, West Chester, PA – MEI Conlux will release software upgrades to allow acceptance and validation of the new Loonies and Toonies set to enter circulation in 2012.
Conlux CCM-5 coin changers (2003 or newer) were designed with embedded technology to allow software update to accommodate new coin designs. They can be upgraded in the field or at any Authorized Service Centre for a nominal fee, via the Conlux Programming Module.
According to MEI, the following products can be quickly updated with minimal effort and downtime:
- MEI Cashflow 7512/9500 coin acceptors – Can be upgraded in the field using the Cashflow Programming Module, which can be purchased at local MEI distributors. It can also be upgraded at any authorized service centre, for a fee.
- Cashflow 330/111/130 coin acceptors – Must be upgraded at a local MEI authorized service centre, for a fee.
- Cashflow 540/541/560 coin acceptors – Must be upgraded at an MEI authorized service centre, for a fee. This will be the last software upgrade available for these products.
According to the Royal Canadian Mint, the new coins will be produced from alloys that have similar, but not identical, composition to the current five, 10 and 25 cent coins in circulation. Due to the slight change in alloy, all coin-accepting devices in Canada will require software modifications to enable Loonie and Toonie acceptance.